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Submitted by Jim Bierman on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 4:32am
Ethel Roster, age 99 of Northfield, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Northfield Hospital. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, July 5th at the Northfield Retirement Community Chapel with burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Chapel Thursday 1 hour prior to Services.
Ethel Adella Roster was born February 13, 1913 near Milan, MN, daughter of Ingebret and Emma (Fensand) Olson. She was raised on the family farm until the age of 14 when she moved with her mother and sisters to Minneapolis where she attended Minneapolis Vocational High School. In 1929 she married M. B. Soine and they farmed near Dennison and were later divorced.
Ethel then moved to Minneapolis with her son Larry where she met Edward R. Roster and they were married on May 21, 1948. They made their home in Minneapolis where she worked at various jobs and following Ed’s death in 1973 she moved to Richfield to care for her mother until Emma’s death in 1981.
In 1982 she moved to Northfield where she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and cribbage, gardening and raising flowers. In her younger days she loved dancing and in later years watching golf on TV. She was proud of her Norwegian heritage and enjoyed preparing traditional Norwegian foods.
Ethel Roster is survived by son Larry (Anita) Soine of Ocala, FL; granddaughters Lisa (Jonathan) Lees and Pamela (David) Skluzacek; great grandchildren Chelsea Skluzacek, Katherine and Hans Soine; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward; sisters Tillie Hanson (2001) and Helen Endresen (1980).
Funeral arrangements by the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.